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Infectious Diseases

June 26th, 2017

Florida Realtor’s Remarkable Recovery After Paralyzing Injury

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A debilitating illness left Bonne Jones paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors were unsure if she would walk again. But expert surgery at Mayo Clinic, coupled with Bonne’s fierce determination, put her back in stride.

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Tags: acute respiratory distress syndrome, Dr. Ronald Reimer, Laminectomy, Meningitis, Sepsis


March 15th, 2017

Keen Eye and Quick Action Save Rochester Mom From Life-Threatening Infection

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When Heather Spaniol woke up from the first of many surgeries to rid her body of a life-threatening infection that was decimating her tissues, the gratitude she felt toward the Mayo Clinic surgeons who’d saved her life was so strong, she didn’t even register how much trauma her body had sustained. “I think I was […]

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Tags: Center for Integrative Medicine and Health, Cupping, Dr. Daniel Price, Dr. Mark Enzler, Hyperbaric oxygen chamber, infectious disease, Nectrotizing fasciitis, otolaryngology


November 21st, 2016

Complex Diagnosis Reshapes a College Student’s Future

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When Reilly Steidle came to Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2013 at the age of 20, she brought with her two rolling suitcases full of medical paperwork and a hope that the physicians could make sense of the recurring headaches, chronic fatigue and widespread pain she’d been dealing with for two years. Reilly had […]

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Maja Tippmann-Peikert, Lyme Disease, Neurology & Neurosurgery, POTS, Transfusion Medicine


January 23rd, 2012

Investigating Mysterious Symptoms and Naming the Culprit

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Cindy W. I was recently seen by Dr. Randall Edson in the Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Department. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Edson! He spent 2 hours with me listening to all the details of how I had been sick for the past year. He is kind and affirming. I have […]

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Tags: 5281, 5335, Cindy W., culprit, infectious disease, Mayo Clinic, mysterious, Randall Edson, symptom


October 17th, 2011

Suzanne Vela: The Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

In mid-February, 2011, flu-like symptoms caused Suzanne Vela to leave work early to try to recover quickly from fatigue and a persistent cough. Several days of rest at home did not seem to improve her symptoms and Javier Vela, Suzanne’s husband, decided to take her to the Mayo Clinic Hospital Emergency department on February 14th. […]

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Tags: 5280, 5281, 5311, 5333, acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, Arizona, flu shot, influenza, influenza shot, Mayo Clinic, Patient Story


January 19th, 2011

“New Year, New Skin, New Leg”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

When Brenda M. woke up with flu-like symptoms in August 2007, she had no idea just how grave her condition was. Later in the day she noticed discoloration and severe pain in her right leg. By that afternoon, Brenda entered the emergency room where her health continued to decline. Doctors at Mayo Clinic worked incessantly […]

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Tags: amputation, Amputee, Blood, Brenda, infection, leg, Mayo Clinic, new, recovery, skin, year


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